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Not Too Shabby 300k+ #5411105 04/23/20 10:29 AM
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Finally had to change my valve cover gaskets. Just wanted to show off my engine a little bit. Not too shabby for over 300K, huh?

260K with Amsoil. The last 50 all over the board but going back to Amsoil OE after my Shell Gas and Truck run out.

I'm a believer in 3-5k OCI's. Of course being an early Lexus made in Japan didn't hurt anything, either. thumbsup

Did break 2 of those coil clips but my Lexus Dealer has 2 of them for $10 each. Road trip...

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Last edited by Gebo; 04/23/20 10:38 AM. Reason: added 3-5k OCI's

'98 LEX LS400 310K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 75K

Shell Gas and Truck 5w-30
Amsoil OE 10w-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411109 04/23/20 10:31 AM
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Super nice! I'm more impressed with the fact it's 300K miles and 22yrs old!


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Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411142 04/23/20 11:04 AM
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This is why my next vehicle is a quality used FJ Cruiser/4Runner/Land Cruiser.


2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium, 58k

*RIP* 2005 Honda CR-V EX, 284k
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: JTK] #5411149 04/23/20 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by JTK
Super nice! I'm more impressed with the fact it's 300K miles and 22yrs old!


Tons and tons of Toyota/Lexus vehicles out there with even more miles than that.

Cams look great!


1993 Porsche 964, 2001 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning, 2004 Chevrolet Corvette, 2018 Toyota Tundra and a few others
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411151 04/23/20 11:13 AM
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I'm shooting for 500K. Well, I'll move the marker after that to 750.

Wait, I might not live that long. sailing

Last edited by Gebo; 04/23/20 11:13 AM.

'98 LEX LS400 310K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 75K

Shell Gas and Truck 5w-30
Amsoil OE 10w-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411153 04/23/20 11:16 AM
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Those original LS400s (IMO) revolutionized the automotive world. The dealer service was incredible and they never broke. I ran over something and tore a tire. The dealer flatbed towed it and replaced both rear tires for free, just because. The driving experience was either awesome, if you liked remarkably silent and smooth, or boring if you wanted to feel the road. But they sure did change the automotive landscape.


'06 Infiniti G35 Sedan 6MT - 180k
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411157 04/23/20 11:22 AM
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By far, exceedingly far, too infinity and beyond far, the best Investment I ever made. I wouldn't be surprised to see 1,000,000 miles with the way I service it.

If Molakule would get off his buttocks and make me some more fluids, I am confident it would go to the moon and back. grin2


'98 LEX LS400 310K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 75K

Shell Gas and Truck 5w-30
Amsoil OE 10w-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411158 04/23/20 11:22 AM
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The amount of varnish on one of the spark plug risers is significantly more than the others. Any idea what is different around that riser? Maybe a lack of oil spray, if this motor has under valve cover squirters...

Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: wwillson] #5411161 04/23/20 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wwillson
The amount of varnish on one of the spark plug risers is significantly more than the others. Any idea what is different around that riser? Maybe a lack of oil spray, if this motor has under valve cover squirters...


3 of the spark plug gaskets were cracked and brittle. I don't remember which ones???? Is that a possibility? Really, they were all toast. Literally, LOL

Actually, your question may be out of my pay grade.


'98 LEX LS400 310K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 75K

Shell Gas and Truck 5w-30
Amsoil OE 10w-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411164 04/23/20 11:30 AM
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Ya one of my brothers has a boner for LS400's !! I think he's had 3 or 4 of them already !!


Last one was a '99 and I drove it 1800 miles from San Francisco(Dealer) to Oklahoma. BOY was that a fun road trip !!! Opening that sunroof on I-40 was AWESOME !!!

It was a nice one it was light power blue. Shame a moron in a H2 smashed into it in a target parking lot, Car got totaled out and he now drives a Escalade lol

Dave

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Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411166 04/23/20 11:32 AM
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thumbsup


“It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.”

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The LS400 changed the Mercedes Benz did business. An important car; an important company.


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Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411184 04/23/20 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
...260K with Amsoil
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I'm a believer in 3-5k OCI's.
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Did I read that correctly? 3 - 5k OCIs with Amsoil?


You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411185 04/23/20 12:07 PM
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I don't see the point in Amsoil OE. There are better oils at Walmart for less money. If you feel Amsoil is a top shelf oil and are willing to pay, get the Amsoil signature series.


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2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Not Too Shabby 300k+ [Re: Gebo] #5411186 04/23/20 12:07 PM
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'Twas said above, "If Molakule would get off his buttocks and...".

Who's buttocks should he be on?

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